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Wayne Miller Centenary

Wayne Miller was guided by a desire “to photograph mankind and explain man to man,” as he once put it. This perspective shaped his approach to documenting the array of subject-matter he explored throughout his career: from American soldiers in combat during World War II to the intimacies of his own family life. On the centenary of Miller’s birth, and to correspond with an article on our editorial platform, the Magnum Shop is pleased to present a small collection of his work now available as fine prints.

Miller was President of Magnum Photos from 1962 to 1968 and worked as a freelance photographer for numerous publications, including Life and National Geographic, throughout his career. In the 1970s he largely gave up photography and dedicated himself to preserving the ancient redwood forests in Northern California. He died aged 94 on May 23, 2013. At a time when photography was still a relatively young medium, Miller pioneered a humanistic approach that endures today. As he articulates in the documentary The World is Young: “Once you can sensitize yourself as a photographer to what is going on around you, so you’re not trying to express yourself in that picture, but you’re trying to express what the subject feels, that, to me, is maybe what the dreaming is about.”

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